Kell Brook plans to take frustrations out on Kevin Bizier
Unbeaten British star Kell Brook (35-0, 24 KOs) insists he will take his frustrations out on Kevin Bizier when he defends his IBF welterweight title against him in Sheffield, England, on March 26.
Brook, who is rated No. 1 by THE RING at 147 pounds, won the title from Shawn Porter in August 2014 before making successful defenses against Ionut Dan Ion and Frankie Gavin. Bizier, from Quebec, Canada, is the IBF mandatory challenger and Brook, now recovered from injury, will be looking to put a disheartening 10-month layoff behind him.
“You cannot take your eye off the ball,” said Brook in a press release issued by Matchroom Boxing. “Kevin is the mandatory challenger, he’s worked hard to get that shot and he deserves it. If I look past him and cut corners, I get found out. This is my belt, no one is taking it from me and I have to be at my best. It’s all well and good saying that I want the big names but without putting on an explosive masterclass against Bizier I won’t get those fights.
“The big names in the welterweight division excite me and I think they excite the fans. I don’t do boring fights and I’m more than willing to go to America and knock the best out, or lay them out at Bramall Lane (Sheffield United soccer stadium). I’m going to get business done in style on March 26 and then I want to unify the division this year. It’s basically been 10 months of training for this fight and I’m desperate to get in there and put on a show.”